We’re just about in the thick of summer, soaking up all of the extra sunshine, ocean dips, and poolside sips. Summer living at its finest! But it also means that the accompanying heat, BBQ temptations, and travel stress might be starting to get the best of us. *raises hand*
In partnership with K-DEER – activewear that gives back – we’re sharing a few fun and easy ways to keep your health a priority this summer, without compromising any sweetness of the season.
1. Turn your smoothie into frozen pops
Waste not, want not. Today’s smoothie could be tomorrow’s healthy snack! Stop stressing over perfect portions, and pour any smoothie leftovers into a popsicle mold for later. You’ll have a frozen treat ready to cool down with, and those sexy superfood-loaded blends will last way longer than if you set it and forget it in the back of the fridge.
2. Slip into UPF leggings
This isn’t our first time sharing the love of K-DEER’s sleek, sun-protective styles, and their newest Track Attack collection is no different! Slip into their UPF 50+ and H20 friendly fabrics to support every summer adventure. Made to protect you from sun exposure while wicking away moisture, the high-functioning and flattering fits are specially designed to handle sweat and empower all of your wellness adventures. K-DEER is proud to be an inclusive, body-positive brand, offering size XS-4XL. And they ship internationally!
The Track Attack collection is inspired by action, competition, showing up and hustling. Three new styles with sleek lines, fresh colors, and striking silhouettes put some speed back into your game – with flattering style lines and trend-driven pops of color including magenta, coral, aqua, and teal.
It’s easy for schedules to get a bit scattered in the summer, but committing to some form of regular physical activity can work wonders for your sanity. If you find yourself regularly missing (or straight-up skipping) your normal workouts, switch things up to make exercise a little more social this season! Hit up your friends and try taking happy hour out of the bar –– not only will a 30-minute walk burn calories, but it’s also shown to improve mood and reduce the risk of disease. Plus, if you’ve got your K-DEER on, that sunset stroll just might turn into a spontaneous run before you know it.
4. Stay hydrated
If you’re reading this, stop and take a sip of water. Ahhh, feels good, right? During the hot summer months especially, heat and sweat can leave your bod dehydrated. Instead of eyeing a sugary drink, try popping in fresh herbs, cucumber or fruit to your water for a spa-like treat.
5. Swap ice Cream with nice cream
I scream, you scream, we all scream for nice cream. Made with a banana base and fruit instead of dairy and added refined sugar, nice cream is the perfect way to get your cold sweet fix without going off-track.